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The AP Top 25 Poll

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Kevin Brockway

The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun

Kevin Brockway has been the Florida men’s basketball beat writer for the Gainesville Sun since 2003. Brockway covered Florida’s back-to-back national championship seasons (2006 and 2007). A 1993 graduate of the University of Miami, Brockway has worked for daily newspapers in the state of Florida since 1993. He’s won numerous state and national writing awards during his 19-plus year career.

 

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As Voted by Kevin Brockway

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (63)16-11,6231
2Virginia (1)16-11,5273
3Purdue (1)17-21,4115
4Oklahoma14-21,3719
5Duke15-21,3197
6Wichita State15-21,2835
7West Virginia15-21,3042
8Texas Tech15-21,2768
9Michigan State16-31,0624
10Kansas14-31,03212
11Xavier16-392810
12Cincinnati15-285814
13Gonzaga16-382915
14Arizona14-472317
15Arizona State14-363911
16Seton Hall15-345513
17Kentucky14-348721
18North Carolina14-466620
19Auburn16-152322
20Tennessee12-435824
21Clemson15-244419
22TCU13-419616
23Miami (FL)13-314318
24Michigan15-4223-
25Florida State13-42523

Poll Methodology

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes noted in parentheses, are determined by a points system. A team receives 25 points for a first-place vote, 24 points for a second-place vote and so on through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949, and hasn't missed a week since. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 there was only a Top 10. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. Only 12 schools have run the season at No. 1, the last being Duke in 1991-92. The record for consecutive weeks at No. 1 is 46 by UCLA from Feb. 9, 1971 through Jan. 15, 1974. Ohio State stands second in this category with a 27-week run from Dec. 1960 through March 13, 1962. UCLA has spent the most weeks at No. 1 with 134; Duke is second with 122. North Carolina, with 111, is the only other school with more than 100. The record for most schools to reach No. 1 in a season is seven in 1982-83, and the most consecutive weeks with a different No. 1 is seven in 1993-94. The AP's final poll is always released after the field for the NCAA tournament is selected. There are 23 schools that have been ranked No. 2 but have never been atop the poll. Maryland, with 23 weeks at No. 2, leads that list, which includes national champions UTEP and California. There has been a tie for No. 1 just once - Jan. 27, 1981, when Virginia and Oregon State finished as co-No. 1s.